R3volut10N II

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released February 29, 2016

All music written and performed by Sean Rieger | File Transfer Protocol

Recorded, mixed, engineered and mastered at Gargoyle Studios 2012-2016

Critical engineering and mixing advisement - John Shelton at Edgewater Studios with special thanks to Derek Hames and the rest of the Edgewater team.

Additional thanks in no particuliar order:
Cynthia R, Jeff s, Tyler D, Betty X, DAAP, Scott R, Scott B, Fake Empire, Mike H, Brian R, Kate, AJ R, Eric B, Michael Z, Melanie S, Benjamin L, Duffy L, Art L, Transdusk, Dennis K, Amber S, Danielle H, Dalton K, Greg K, Bill S, Renee B, Tim B, Janet F, Amy R, Theresa R, Brad A, Allison F, Jack B, Kaleroy Z, Dan S, Alisha D, Christine B, Kath M, Sheree B, Austin Z, Cathy M, Shannon G, Jeremias D, Robyn S, Jon Paul S, Rob I, Alia V, Seth C, OddIction, AR3A, r0ise, NINa, Ladyaslan, Adam P, P45K, Jonathon C, Hisashi S, Zane J, Lisa and Silas, Marius D, Kristin M, Margret R, Amaya S, Mark L, Jeff C, Light Sean, & Death Boy

To those who have supported me over the years, thank you. You keep me going.

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File Transfer Protocol Houston, Texas

File Transfer Protocol is the product of a post industrial sound which originated in the fading steel towns of north eastern Ohio. A combination of driving distorted guitars, mangled synths, processors and other various electronic gadgetry helps project an overall foreboding sound that effectively paints a picture of isolation and introspection. ... more

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Track Name: Licentia
One taste of her and you know what you've lost.
Once you hear her purr, you won't fear any cost.
She pulls you in real close, her breath inside your ear.
She'll tell you things that make your solid logic smear.
I want to feel her inside. I want to know I'm alive.
The risk is worth it to me. I'm down here on my knees.
She only fuels my desire to throw more fuel on the fire.
Her heat consuming me. Her flames will set me free.
They try to tell you that she's no good for you.
But you know they just fear what she'll make you do.
And her fingertips send shivers down your spine.
And you can't stop. No, you've got to cross that line.
I want to feel her inside. I want to know I'm alive.
The risk is worth it to me. I'm down here on my knees
She only fuels my desire to throw more fuel on the fire.
Her heat consuming me. Her flames will set me free!
Track Name: Defiance
I see the van outside my window with the tinted glass.
I hear the lenses zoom on every camera that I pass.
I set in motion some things that made some people mad.
And now they watch me for the moment to take all I have.
I walk among you although you hate me.
And I'm sure you know that this motivates me.
This game of hide and seek we all too often play.
It's going to come right down to brass tacks today.
Beat me down, lock my legs in chains, but
you can't stomp out what my spark enflamed.
Can't you see it lighting up the sky?
It's the glow of a million fires burning bright.
I know the men outside my window brought their guns and gas.
I hear their orders barked from behind their black breathing masks.
I set in motion some things that made some people mad.
I knew this day would come and I knew that it would be bad.
I walk among you although you hate me.
And I'm sure you know that this motivates me
This game of hide and seek we all too often play.
It's going to come right down to brass tacks today.
Beat me down, lock my legs in chains, but
you can't stomp out what my spark enflamed.
Can't you see it lighting up the sky?
It's the glow of a million fires burning bright.
Track Name: Privileged
I am the king of consumption.
I'm so appalled by the poor.
I made this terror deception
and sent them all off to war.
Daddy made sure that my voice would be heard.
So sure to grease every congressional hand.
My profits grow at a rate that's absurd
and my will is law in this land.
Prison Incorporated - Let's keep those jail cells packed.
Lending Incorporated - Make sure your debts are stacked.
Farming Incorporated - We'll control what goes in you.
Textbook Incorporated - We'll rewrite history too.
Smart Phone Incorporated - Keep tabs on all you do.
Bandwidth Incorporated - We'll tell you what you can view.
High School Incorporated - Because the dumb consume more.
Terror Incorporated - We make a killing on War.
Let me tell you somethin' honey.
I've got power, friends, and money.
I don't give a fuck about you.
I find all you people funny.
Whining 'bout your failing country.
My bank sold your freedom too.
Please spare me all your presumptions.
I've heard it all said before.
War feeds my killing contraption
and that's what you are here for.
Mommy made sure that my voice
would be heard.
So sure to fleece every imperial hand.
My power grows at a rate that's absurd
and my rigs pull blood from the sand.
Prison Incorporated - Let's keep those jail cells packed.
Lending Incorporated - Make sure your debts are stacked.
Farming Incorporated - We'll control what goes in you.
Textbook Incorporated - We'll rewrite history too.
Smart Phone Incorporated - Keep tabs on all you do.
Bandwidth Incorporated - We'll tell you what you can view.
High School Incorporated - Because the dumb consume more.
Terror Incorporated - We make a killing on War.
Let me tell you somethin' honey.
I've got power, friends, and money.
I don't give a fuck about you.
I find all you people funny.
Whining 'bout your failing country.
My bank sold your freedom too.
And what you gonna do?
Track Name: When you sleep
I guess we don't share your vision
for what you call a good life.
Time to recall your election
to the sounds of the drum and the fife.
I guess it's time to go underground
hidden from your eyes in the sky.
It's time we silence every little sound
and we'll let you ponder why.
And with our silence, you'll be so sure you've won.
So certain we've met with our demise.
All your surveillance makes you so sure we're done.
That you'll move on with your petty lives.
But...
What if you missed just one thing?
The only secret that we could keep.
We've got a little surprise for you.
We'll see you when you sleep.
I am the glitch in your system.
The code you did not install.
See what I've set into motion
as all your dominoes fall.
Protest, unrest, at best
all failed so miserably.
Climbing, Clawing, Crawling
We bleed for liberty.
Sundown, locked down, Uptown
is where our targets hide.
Silent, Ascent, Violent
See you at home tonight.
Protest, unrest, at best
all failed so miserably
Climbing, Clawing, Crawling,
Bleeding for liberty.
Sundown, locked down, Uptown
is where our targets hide
Silent, Ascent, Violent...
See you at home tonight.
What if you missed just one thing?
The only secret that we could keep.
We've got a little surprise for you
We'll see you when you sleep.
Track Name: R3volut10N II
One chance is all we need to break free from this.
One glance is all we need to feel the hopelessness.
And walking through the crowds I can see it in their eyes.
No one still believes your promise of a better life.
contribution
convolution
distribution
attribution
persecution
destitution
prostitution
prosecution
evolution
constitution
absolution
execution
Revolution
Hey we want to believe that we can make it through.
That we can make the whole world free.
Hey we want to believe that what we're fighting for
is worth our lives and more. Can't you see?
One night is all we need to torch it to the ground.
One light is all it takes to burn your kingdom down.
And walking through the crowds I can see it in their eyes.
No one still perceives their "safety" as your compromise.
contribution
convolution
distribution
attribution
persecution
destitution
prostitution
prosecution
evolution
constitution
absolution
execution
Revolution
Hey we want to believe that we can make it through.
That we can make the whole world free.
Hey we want to believe that what we're fighting for
is worth our lives and more. Can't you see?
Track Name: By Design
My words seem to fail me every day.
Your herd just ignores me anyway.
This concept too troubling to accept.
They hijacked your whole world while you slept.
And you tell yourself it's all in my head.
And you fill yourself with what they sell instead.
They sell you all you need to believe.
They sell you all you need to believe.
They sell you all you need to believe.
They sell you all you need to believe.
You are so blind.
This is by design.
My eyes see betrayal every day.
You just can't be bothered anyway.
This concept too troubling to perceive.
They sidetracked everything we believed.
And you tell yourself it's all in my head.
And you fill yourself with what they sell instead.
They sell you all you need to believe.
They sell you all you need to believe.
They sell you all you need to believe.
They sell you all you need to believe.
You are so blind.
This is by design.
Track Name: New Way
It starts with a little spark
in eyes so deep they hide the flames.
Our hearts are growing dark.
We play for keeps. We play your games.
I think it might be time to show you just what we can do.
We'll hammer down on you and now you'll see how big this grew.
We're right here on the outside and we're looking in.
We all live in the shadows, our wages paid in sin.
We won't abide by the rules your system has laid out.
We are the faceless and nameless of all fear and doubt.
We're right here on the outside, and we're looking in.
We all live in the shadows, our wages paid in sin.
We won't abide by the rules your system has laid out.
We are the faceless and nameless of all fear and doubt.
This is the new way:
We're here today.
You're gone tomorrow.
We don't fear anything
and suffering has
forged our arrows.
It starts just after dark.
These skies of ink hide all our shames.
Sharp minds and hardened hearts.
We play for keeps, we know your names.
I think you're out of time, too slow to dodge the end of you.
It's crushing down on you and we're right here to turn the screws.
We're right here on the outside and we're looking in.
We all live in the shadows our wages paid in sin.
We won't abide by the rules your system has laid out.
We are the faceless and nameless of all fear and doubt.
We're right here on the outside and we're looking in.
We all live in the shadows our wages paid in sin.
We won't abide by the rules your system has laid out.
We are the faceless and nameless of all fear and doubt.
This is the new way:
We're here today.
You're gone tomorrow.
We don't fear anything
and suffering has
forged our arrows.
Track Name: Retribution
There's nothing like the sound of a bullet
as it rushes right past your head.
Only one thing I have found can control it
and now it has me seeing red.
Hear the pounding of my heart
as I lay here under cover and on the ground.
That was the sounding of the start now I'll finish
as I nail your position down.
Shots Fired
I am a product of violence.
I am the bringer of silence.
I am the one who will strike you down.
I'm so sorry you chose to push this on me.
I'm only here to set your tainted spirit free.
Now do you see it coming out of the sky?
How could you not know this would be your goodbye?
I was reeling in a sea change of misery.
Now all feeling has faded away from me.
You tore out all I knew how to feel.
All I've left is a wound that will not heal.
There's nothing like inbound ammunition
as confusion rings through your head.
Only one thing I have found can console me
and now I need to see you dead.
Hear the pounding of my heart as I lay here
in the culvert that you surround.
That was the sounding of the start now I'll finish
as I pull you flailing to the ground.
Shots Fired
I am a product of violence.
I am the bringer of silence.
I am the one who will strike you down.
I'm so sorry you chose to push this on me.
I'm only here to set your tainted spirit free.
Now do you see it coming out of the sky?
How could you not know this would be your goodbye?
I was reeling in a sea change of misery.
Now all feeling has faded away from me.
You tore out all I knew how to feel.
All I've left is a wound that will not heal.
Track Name: Point and Click
Nine millimeters of poetic justice
And here we teeter on the edge of madness
Crossfire in the spectre of darkness
Live wire runs its vector above us
No one gave me anything
I'm entitled to everything
Wait and see what I can bring
Bang bang bang bang
Point and click it's all that I have to do
It's so easy to bring about the end of you
I've been trained to see you as an enemy
Point and click is what they have made me to be
We worship violence and we exalt hatred
Hymn of destruction that we've all notated
Our choir sings the dirge of a nation
While all the children stand in formation
No one gave me anything
I'm entitled to everything
Wait and see what I can bring
Bang bang bang bang
Point and click it's all that I have to do
It's so easy to bring about the end of you
I've been trained to see you as an enemy
Point and click is what they have made me to be
Track Name: Nothing but Pain
Regret bleeds from deep inside me.
Disgrace tears a gaping hole.
Retrace all these lost intentions.
Vignette of a hollow soul.
And all we dared to dream is sinking in the night.
All had heard the screams then silence and a flash of light.
And there's not much left here in the end.
There's no new beginnings no try agains.
All these bodies laying face down in the frost.
We are shadows of a hollow and hopeless cause.
This hate feeds from deep inside me.
No end to the mortal toll.
Replaced all the good intentions.
What's left is this blackened hole.
All we dared to dream is sinking in the night.
Then all had heard the screams then silence and a flash of light.
Oh my God what have I begun?
What I have started cannot be undone.
I am sorry.
If I could go back to that fateful day,
I'd tell you all to just walk away.
I am nothing.
I'll bring you nothing but pain.
I'll leave you nothing but sorrow.
From me, you've nothing to gain.
With me, there's just no tomorrow.
Track Name: Over My Head
I swore I watched your shadow move,
before I knew exactly what you'd do.
I swore I looked right through your lies.
I had my eyes locked dead on the prize.
I never imagined how deep this would go.
I never dreamed how strong it could grow.
This little light of mine flickers and then fades out.
This brittle state of mind floods deep with fear and doubt.
I am in so far over my head.
I swore I watched your shadow move,
before I knew exactly what you'd do.
I swore I looked right through your lies.
I had my eyes locked dead on the prize.
I never imagined how deep this would go.
I never dreamed how strong it could grow.
This little light of mine flickers and then fades out.
This brittle state of mind floods deep with fear and doubt.
I am in so far over my head.
And this is the lie that you made us all believe.
Track Name: One Voice
All this said and done...
(It's) time to end this run.
All I tried to do...
I stand alone but I can still feel you.
This is the end for me.
Turn away. I don’t want you to see.
But we both know what happens now.
Be strong my love, and get the message out.
And as I turn away to face the firing line,
I take comfort they're on borrowed time.
I don't fear the guns aimed at my heart.
This isn't over. It's merely the start.
And in this time left, I've but one thing to say.
Do you really think this will end here today?
I'm not the only one.
I am but one voice.
I made but one choice.
I chose to live free.
You can't kill every one of us.

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